Sonic’s anniversary celebration continues a little longer with tons of content: sonic origins plus expands the original game proposal of Sonic Origins with 12 more games, as well as two new excuses to give a new pass to those already included.
The first is the first: sonic origins plus It will be available on all the systems the original came out on (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC) starting June 23, just in time to celebrate Sonic’s birthday. From there we will have three options in order to get him:
- digital edition of sonic origins plus which includes everything from Sonic Origins plus new additions like Game Gear Sonic.
- He Plus Expansion Packwhich adds new content to those who already have Sonic Origins.
- And the physical editionwhich in addition to including the disc or game card of sonic origins pluscomes in a reversible cover slipcase and its own 20-page art book.
After the introductions, what’s new in sonic origins plus? The most greedy is that the collection of Mega Drive and Mega CD classics adds up to nothing more and nothing less than 12 Sonic games released on Game Gear, including Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Chaos or Tails Adventure. Which revalidates the value of the lot and its replayability enormously.
The list of Game Gear games, in fact, recovers some titles that we miss in the original Sonic Origins and that come to us in 8-Bit code, such as sonic spinball either Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine:
- Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
- Sonic Spinball (8-bit)
- sonic chaos
- Sonic Triple Trouble
- sonic blast
- sonic labyrinth
- sonic drift
- sonic drift 2
- Tails Adventure
- Tails Skypatrol
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine (8-bit)
No less interesting is that for the first time Amy Rose will become a playable character in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD. Also, and for that matter, Knuckles will debut on Sonic CD.
The definitive compilation of classic Sonic? For now, it is the best way to enjoy the titles of Mega Drive and Game Gear, since SEGA has reassembled, polished and added new animations and options to the originals, although in the process we have kept some of the songs more celebrated from Sonic 3. Copyright stuff.
In any case, a way to raise the bar for a game that was already a must for fans of the bluish flash of the Mega Drive days. And now, in addition, it is irresistible for those of us who had the Game Gear.